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Sherman’s career day leads to Sun Belt weekly award
Texas State senior kicker James Sherman was named the Sun Belt Special Teams Player of The Week, the conference announced Monday.
Sherman set a Bobcat program record with most field goals made and field goals attempted during Texas State’s 36-20 win over Texas Southern on Saturday inside Bobcat Stadium. Sherman attempted six field goals, while converting five.
Sherman credited his teammates for helping him win the weekly award.
“I think the best thing about that was when we went out there all 11 guys on the field had the same mindset when we were going out there,” Sherman said at Texas State’s weekly Monday press conference. “All the guys that came out whether it was Justin Warner snjapping, Hutch (White) holding or the guys that are doing their job on the O-line, they were all out there to put points on the board. So, when they do that, they make my job easy. So, it was 11 guys that made that award this week. I wish they’d give all 11 of us, but I guess they’ll put my name on it and I’ll share it with the guys.”
Sherman’s 18 points was a career high. His old career high was two field goals made, which happened twice last season: Houston Baptist and Appalachian State. He converted two career-long field goals against Texas Southern both coming at 41-yards.
Sherman, a Montgomery, Ala. native, was named the 2017 male Scholar-Athlete of the Year after he completed his bachelor’s degree in political science in December 2017. Sherman is currently pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in economics.